Pasig City barangays receive utility vehicles from LGU

The Pasig City local government distributed 30 brand new Mitsubishi L-300 utility vehicles to its barangays in an effort to expand its public service capabilities to Pasigueños.


(Photos from Pasig LGU)

The turnover ceremony was held along Caruncho Avenue in Barangay San Nicolas and was attended by Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, representatives of the 30 Pasig barangays, and other executives of the city government.

"Layon ng pagbibigay ng utility vehicles na mapagbuti pa ang kakayahan ng mga barangay na makagampan sa mga opisyal na tungkulin nito, para makatugon din sa pangangailangan ng mga Pasigueño (The distribution of the utility vehicles aims to improve the capabilities of the barangays to  perform their official tasks and responsibilities to Pasigueños)," the city government said.

In their speeches, Sotto and Vice Mayor Dodot Jaworski reminded the barangay officials to take care of the vehicles as these were purchased using the people's money.

They also reminded the assigned drivers of the vehicles to use them properly and responsibly as they represent both the city government and their respective barangays.


Aside from the utility vehicles, the city government had earlier distributed a number of patient transport vehicles (PTVs) to its barangays to be used in transporting residents who are in need of non-emergent medical attention to hospitals and other health facilities.

According to City Health Officer Dr. Joseph Panaligan, the PTVs stemmed from the city's experience 
during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic where patients, both non-Covid and those with mild-Covid, had a hard time being transported to health facilities due to the high demand for city and barangay ambulances for patient transportation.

With each unit costing just P2.4 million, the PTVs, which are highly customized Toyota Hiace Commuter Vans, were thoroughly checked by the city's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) and the City Health Department (CHD) to ensure that the vehicles are extremely capable in responding to patients even in tight roads and spaces and contain all the necessary equipment for medical response.